So, you've made it this far.

Starting a new business can be confusing and overwhelming. Rebranding an existing identity can be a big intimidating monster. Well, Honey. You've made it this far. Settle in and let me take the wheel. You and me are about to make your wildest dreams come true.


Hello, I’m Manda Borealis.

I imagine, create and  manage  your brand in a lush digital world. 

I am a Portland-based graphic designer, illustrator, and creative branding consultant. With over a dozen years of experience in design and illustration, I’ve worked with both large corporations and lean start-ups. I manage projects from strategy and IA all the way through to development and support. I’m schooled in electronic mass communications, trained in brand development, and I am fascinated by the culture-changing power of design.

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What I do





Lush &
My favorite playlist on Spotify is called Lush & Atmospheric. Not only has the playlist become a go-to of mine, but the whole idea of being lush and atmospheric has become a #lifegoal. Lush means “very rich and providing great sensory pleasure.” Atmospheric means “creating a distinctive mood, typically of romance, mystery, or nostalgia.” My goal is to create rich and unique designs that please all the senses.

Real Lush

Making the world a little easier to ingest by designing fresh logos and websites for real people. Email me at or call 503-504-4315 to give your brand identity that lush that you crush.



What are people saying?

Real words from real clients
  • Manda created a beautiful and engaging website and branding package for my medical practice. Her designs are dynamic and professional; she masters a wide variety of design styles. Working with her was a dream; she offered multiple fantastic options, always completed the projects in a timely manner, and interacts with a warm and professional attitude. I highly recommend Manda for any design project.
    Angela Carter, NDNaturopathic Medicine
  • Manda is an outstanding designer and brings with her a passion for creative communications. She has successfully managed to bring that into a corporate environment without compromising her style and talent. She vastly improved all our newsletters, infographics, and internal communications. She is a pleasure to work with, a positive member to any team. I also really appreciate her production skills and attention to details. She is a rock star in my book.
  • The combination of innovative design and strategic thinking are two skills that stand out in Manda. Her ability to quickly develop concepts and campaigns has been vital to the success of my team. Her contributions have helped us reach our department goals and have given us credibility in the market. Manda is sharp, dedicated, creative and incredibly talented. I highly recommend her in any position of creative development.